Saw this story earlier today, which linked Panthers running backs coach Jim Skipper to the then-open Toronto Argonauts job.
So when Skipper returned my call this afternoon, I asked him if he was on his way to the Great White North.
"Nah, I'm not on my way to Toronto," Skipper said with a laugh. "I'm in California."
The Argos have since offered the job to Tennessee Titans assistant (and former NFL Europe coach) Bart Andrus.
Losing Skipper wouldn't have drawn much attention outside this area, but he's been a vital part of John Fox's staff, serving as his second-in-command. And, there's the small matter of his work with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart this year.
It would not have been a fair trade with our neighbor to the north, after the Panthers whisked away Canadian long-snapper Patrick MacDonald Tuesday.